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Celebrating 70 Years of Setting the Standard for High-Performance Sports Surfaces

Discover why the most well-known and highest-stakes sports venues around the world have trusted California Sports Surfaces, an ICP Group brand, for reliable, high-performance surface solutions for 70 years. ANDOVER, Mass. – September 26, 2023 – From the Olympics to the most prestigious global tournaments in tennis, track and field, and pickleball, California Sports Surfaces …

CoolTop – tested in real-world environments

This year’s Yeppoon Pickleball Festival was hosted at the complex between the 14th and the 23rd of July, welcoming over 100 players from across Australia and NZ for 10 days of fun, competitions, coaching and tournament play. Despite being played in July, Yeppoon still frequently has temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF).  Prior to the tournament, CoolTop …

Repairing surface cracks

Cracks are inevitable on any type of surface. As asphalt or concrete cures and shrinks over the course/lifespan of the surface, cracks will eventually start to appear. Different types of cracks tell different stories – they tell you what you might be up against. Most cracks start as smaller hairline cracks, and the sooner this …

Benefits of cushioned surfaces

Is player safety and comfort important for you or your customers? Sports like tennis, pickleball, netball, basketball and volleyball, among others, are played by all sorts of people of different ages – from amateurs to professionals – all over the world. And for those looking for low-impact, cushioned athletic surfaces are a great option. Using …

New Ultra Performance Fortified Plexipave

As anyone who has ever built, played on, or even stepped on a court can attest, silica sand is a critical component of a textured athletic surface. Sand is what provides traction, adds durability and helps prolong UV-stability.  While many contractors still prefer to add their own silica sand in the field, an increasing number …

DecoColor® and Pickleball – a great match

  As you might have heard by now, DecoTurf, a California Sports Surfaces brand, has once again been chosen as the surface of the Minto US Open Pickleball Championships, happening in Naples, Florida, United States, from April 15th to 22nd. Billed as the largest pickleball tournament and party in the world—all set in a beautiful …

Plexitrac Surfacer

Getting those steps in. In recent years, rubber paths have become increasingly popular in outdoor areas, including parks, community pathways, building courtyards and rooftops… and even sidewalks. Rubber trails provide a low-impact, non-slip, comfortable surface for joggers and walkers.  Did you know? Plexitrac® Surfacer is mostly known as the budget friendly option for resurfacing, refreshing, …

Cold Weather Products

Temperature is a critical factor in successful installations of water-based latex recreational coatings systems. Halfway through a cold winter, those located in the northern hemisphere now look forward to the approach of milder, spring days. While the temperatures will rise eventually, the low temperatures in early spring can greatly affect the surface installation process. Here …

A brief history of Netball

  For those not familiar with this sport, here are some quick details. Netball is a ball sport, played on a court by two opposing teams of seven players. In Netball there is no dribbling, no running with the ball and the ball must be passed within 3 seconds.  The ball & basket are slightly …

Rust-Stopping Wipe-Out® Stain Blocker From ICP Wins 2022 ASBA Game Changer Award

Rust-Stopping Wipe-Out® Stain Blocker From ICP Wins 2022 ASBA Game Changer Award Product that stops unsightly rust spots on athletic courts recognized by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) ANDOVER, Mass. – Jan. 17, 2023 – Wipe-Out® Stain Blocker, one of the newest products from ICP’s family of brands, released in May 2022 by California® …